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Prison Life MAG

November 4, 2012
By TraceBatWingsAndBrokenStrings DIAMOND, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
TraceBatWingsAndBrokenStrings DIAMOND, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
52 articles 0 photos 72 comments

Favorite Quote:
"This gun has stopped time in its tracks, has altered the course of our fate. Destiny is shattered and timeless. Closed eyes feel the cold winds embrace."
-Avenged Sevenfold

It's all about routine in this concrete cage.
Leave your individuality at the gate, 'cause in here, we're all the same.
Bloodless, lifeless.
All cogs in the penitentiary machine.
Shuffling mindlessly through the grind, 'cause we're accustomed to it by now.
We're all used to swallowing the lies they shovel down our throats daily.
It's gotten to the point where we're accepting that two plus two equals five.
Waking up to bloodshot eyes and deprived minds, desperately clawing and scraping at the pavement, attempting to escape.
Drifting away into vacant thoughts, ideas, prayers.
Imagining yourself somewhere less decrepit. Somewhere less bound. Somewhere less organized and restricted. Somewhere free.
Masking your desires with sandpaper smiles.
Having to deal with dealers of falsehood, praying this won't be the day you shove a shiv into the poor sap's sternum.
Washing grotesque meal after grotesque meal down your gullet with a glass of fallacy.
Sitting in the same colored chair everyone else is sitting in, silently wishing for a break of the routine.
But a break doesn't come until the final bell rings, and school is let out.

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on Jan. 19 2013 at 7:47 pm
WhiteSwan13 SILVER, Hawera, Other
8 articles 0 photos 34 comments

Favorite Quote:
Nothing is Impossible & We Live and Learn

lol so good love the twist at the end

on Jan. 18 2013 at 3:45 pm
SoulPoetry PLATINUM, Sierra Madre, California
29 articles 4 photos 69 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I will work harder" (animal farm boxer the horse)

Yes! This is true poetry! So clear! I can feel the concrete gates surrounding me as i read this. Perfection!

on Dec. 22 2012 at 11:38 pm
LittleStormWriterGG SILVER, Malvern, Iowa
8 articles 0 photos 60 comments

Favorite Quote:
Imagination is more important than knowledge. ~ Albert Einstein
Smile, laugh, love. :)

This is a wonderful song lyric. :) I'm so glad they decided to publish it! I might have this one framed.

on Dec. 22 2012 at 8:07 pm
Padfoot507 PLATINUM, Omaha, Nebraska
23 articles 2 photos 138 comments

Favorite Quote:
“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
-Albus Dumbledore

"I'm just a little bit caught in the middle,
Life is a maze, and love is a ridde."

This is fantastic. Utterly and supremely fantastic. Your wording is so vivid and the imagery is flawless. This completely deserved publication!! Congrats, Trace! :)

on Dec. 22 2012 at 5:54 pm
TaylorWintry DIAMOND, Carrollton, Texas
72 articles 0 photos 860 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby." - Unknown

This is AMAZING!! Great job!! ((:

on Nov. 12 2012 at 6:38 pm
boricua505 GOLD, Savannah, Georgia
19 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
Too thug for the streets.
It's all about that thug life.

this is really good!! But have you ever really been to prision??